The QS ranking (Quacquarelli Symonds) is a worldwide ranking of universities regarding performance in reputatie and excellence, based on the indicators academic reputation (40%), faculty student ratio (20%), citations per faculty (20%), employer reputation (10%), and international outlook (10%).
The QS Ranking of 2020 places VU Amsterdam 236th in the world 2020. In this specific ranking, academic reputation shows to be the strongest indicator of VU Amsterdam. The recent ranking covers a positive development of increasing scores, and specifically testifies to increasing scores in international ratios (staff/student ratios) and academic reputation.
The results of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the QS ranking, as well as the result per subject (QS ranking by subject), can be found in the visualization below. For more information see the corresponding VU news mentioning Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in QS ranking, and the website of the QS ranking.